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22.5 MW Wind Power Project in Rajasthan, India

  • 3. Good Health
  • 4. Quality Education
  • 6. Clean Water
  • 8. Work + Economic Growth
  • 13. Climate Action

This 22.5 MW wind power project uses renewable energy to generate clean electricity. Based in the Indian state of Rajasthan and promoted by Orange DND Wind Power Private Limited, this project has played an important role in reducing CO2 emissions by generating 45 GWh of clean electricity annually – the equivalent of powering 10,500 households every year.  

Project impacts and benefits:

This project is dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives to improve the quality of life in the projects vicinity. It engages the local communities through frequent consultations and consistently invests in the following thematic areas:

  1. Enhancing the quality of education
  2. Supporting the "Clean India" initiative of the Government of India by investing in sanitary infrastructure in schools and community centers
  3. Augmenting medical and health care facilities
  4. Potable water supply infrastructure
  5. Employment generation
  6. Women empowerment
  7. Safeguarding environment

It has also has conducted an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study in line with the International Finance Corporation guidelines to assess the impact of its project. The project has delivered:

Education:

  • Distribution of essential school equipment to Sr. Higher Secondary School, Rampuriya village benefitting over 150 children. Bicycles were also distributed to 30 school girls helping to improve mobility.
  • Construction of two separate toilet blocks for boys and girls in Sr. Higher Secondary School, Rampuriya village, benefitting 450 students.

Access to clean water:

  • A bore well along with submersible pump and 1 water storage tank was established at Sr. Secondary School Ambirama, providing a safe source of water for drinking and domestic purposes (cooking, washing and sanitation) for over 850 students and local people.
  • A 500-meter water pipe line has been laid down to provide safe and clean water to 100 girls based in a Government run hostel to promote tribal girl’s education in the Pratapgarh district in the tribal region of Rajasthan. The company has also provided 2 water tanks to store water.
  • Water tank and purifier system has been installed at the Devgarh Police station and Salamgarh Police station, providing easy access to clean and safe drinking water, benefitting the staff and public at large.

Tree plantation

  • Tree plantation drives in schools, sub-stations and public places are conducted on a regular basis, to create awareness/sensitivity towards protection of environment.

Health:

  • The Company supports 100 children every year suffering from cancer under the project “Adopt a Child (AAC)” of the “CanKids Kidscan” initiative, whose mission is to give a fair chance of survival to children who otherwise would have died for want of treatment.
  • A pre-cancer test and counselling camp was organsed in partnership with Akhil Bhartiya Yuva Manch Delhi, District Hospital and Cancer society. The drive benefitted around 350 people.
  • Organised a medical camp in Rampuriya village benefitting 450 people wherein it:
    • Provided both preventive and curative treatment for common diseases and health problems among the community.
    • Spread awareness on HIV/AIDS, diabetes, sexually transmitted infections, reproductive tract infections, tuberculosis (TB), cancer and other ailments.
    • Spread awareness on personal hygiene in prevention of serious disabling diseases such as eye, dental, and skin disease, which are prevalent in the area due to dust and lack of adequate water.
    • The medical camp also encouraged use of available nutritious food products in the area; and discourage drug/substance abuse among the community.
    • Blood tests to check blood count, hemoglobin, and sugar levels.
  • Community awareness campaigns have been organised for both World AIDS day and World Cancer Day. Helping to raise awareness through education and advocacy, and to help end any stigma or prejudice attached to these illnesses.

Local employment:

  • This project has created permanent jobs for 88 people (including security personnel, supervisors & engineers), out of which 55 employees were hired locally.

Orange Renewable has been recognized jointly by Sustainable Maharashtra, INDIRA, World CSR Day and World Federation of CSR professionals agencies in the “India Sustainability Leadership Summit and Awards” with “Sustainable Carbon Management Practice Award” and “Sustainable Community Leadership Award” in 2017 for remarkable sustainable development.

Orange Renewable CSR outreach spans to more than 50 villages and is impacting close to 30,000 lives of 6000 families in 7 states of India. The group has successfully constructed close to 220 km of roads at various project locations. More than 550 km of transmission lines have been built at its project sites to enable electricity to reach the main grids. More importantly, the group has generated employment for more than 3,000 people in the remote areas in the country around its projects directly or indirectly.

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“The developments in our region are slow as compared to others. When the wind power plants started their operation in region, we were very excited that the companies will help us in providing basic infrastructure support. The team from Orange Renewable came forward to us proactively and has been very receptive of our requirements since the initial need assessment phase. Based on our inputs, they have focused primarily on improving health status of the community and started periodic health camps from village to village. Apart from health camps, water facilities, toilet construction and furniture distribution has been done by Orange Renewable in local schools.”
Sarpanch, Ambirama village, Pratapgarh, Rajasthan
“We are living in a region which is still waiting for good educational institutions. Our schools do not have basic infrastructure like furniture, toilets and water facilities. Hence our children are losing interest in schools. We are very thankful to Orange Renewable for providing furniture, stationary and drinking water facilities in our schools. Now, our children are very excited that they have these basic, but very essential, facilities in their school and committed to go school daily.”
Anil Parjapat, local person from Rampuriya village
“We at Orange Renewable focus on a triple-bottom-line approach i.e. Social, Economic, and Environment. We continually strive to balance cutting-edge technology and sound financials with positive social impact on the more vulnerable sections of society.”
Sudhir Nunes, CEO Wind Business - Orange Renewable